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Broncos’ Harris agrees to five-year extension


Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. received a $2,000 bonus when he signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted agent in 2011. On Friday, Harris reached agreement with the Broncos on a five-year contract extension through the 2019 season worth more than $42 million.

Harris has 45 tackles, three interceptions, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery this year for the Broncos (10-3).

Nearing the end of his fourth season in the NFL, Harris has 10 interceptions, 236 tackles, a forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and two touchdowns in 60 regular-season games, including 44 starts.

“Chris is a young, ascending player who has consistently performed at a high level during his first four years in the NFL,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway said. “He joined the Broncos as a college free agent and has worked tirelessly to become one of the league’s best at his position.

“It’s a priority for us to develop and reward our own players as we continue assembling the best possible team. Whether it’s on the field or in the community, we are proud to have Chris representing the Broncos for many years to come.”

Harris is one of four NFL players with three or more interceptions in each of the last three seasons.

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